VOLKSWAGEN Group Australia will recall all affected vehicles fitted with EA 189 diesel engines.
The 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre diesel engines were revealed to feature "cheat" software, allowing the engines to run in a different mode during emissions testing, falsifying emissions data to make the engines appear cleaner than they were.
In a statement just released, the company said "the relevant government authorities have been advised of this action and VGA will continue to work closely with them as it awaits further information from the head office of Volkswagen".
VGA will write to all affected customers to advise them of the next steps in the process and keep them updated.
Until a technical solution is made available by Volkswagen's head office, customers do not need to take any further action.
"I want to assure all customers that the affected cars are technically safe and the necessary measures will be undertaken at no cost to them," said Volkswagen Group Australia's managing director John White.
"We will do everything we can to fix this problem and regain the trust of our customers."
Volkswagen and ŠKODA customers who would like to find out if their vehicle is affected can enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) via a link on the relevant brand websites: www.volkswagen.com.au, www.skoda.com.au and www.volkswagen-commercial.com.au. Customers can also contact a dedicated number for our call centre on 1800 504 076.
Number of vehicles sold by VGA in Australia affected by the diesel emissions issue per brand:
Volkswagen Passenger Cars - 54,745
Passat CC (2008-2012)
Volkswagen CC (2011-2015)
ŠKODA - 5148
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - 17,256
Audi - 14,028
Including some A1, A3, A4, A5, A6, TT, Q3 and Q5 sold between 2008 and 2015.
Note: VGA said new diesel Volkswagen Golf 7, Touareg, Amarok, Transporter and Crafter models are currently not affected.
New diesel ŠKODA Octavia generation 3 models are currently not affected.
All petrol models currently available are not affected.
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